15below • Brighton, United Kingdom

Back-End QA Analyst - Manual Tester (Brighton/Hybrid or Remote)

Remote-first – With Office Space

Core hours 10–4

Dog friendly

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Job Description

We’re looking for a passionate software tester to join our QA team to help the world’s top airlines keep their passengers informed and empowered on their journeys, every step of the way. We work with 50+ of the world’s best-known travel brands like British Airways, Ryanair, Cathay Pacific, Etihad and Air Canada who need us now more than ever.

Our culture:
Our culture is at the heart of what we do every day, and travel is part of that too, that’s why we’re proud to live by our values.

Flying high: yet still climbing
We know our stuff and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise. We pride ourselves on being at the top of our game and strive to keep learning.

People are our passport to success: they're at the heart of everything we do
We develop strong relationships built on trust and respect, and always do the right thing by each other and our customers.

Accelerating forward: embracing change, challenge and growth
Whether it's for ourselves, our colleagues or our customers, we are always looking for ways to improve and to grow. We're not afraid to challenge the status quo and drive change with enthusiasm.

All inclusive: we're a strong, collaborative community
We share the same vision; to make 15below the best it can be. We pull together to make it a reality, look out for each other along the way and make sure everyone's voice is heard.

Enjoy the journey: bringing fun and positivity to everything we do
We're proud and passionate to be part of the 15below family, and never take ourselves too seriously. Having fun is really important to us.

The role:
We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic tester who shares our passion for collaboration and cares about quality.

You will be:

The role:

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic tester who shares our passion for collaboration and cares about quality.

You will be:

  • Managing and performing testing of complex back-end services.
  • Devising test strategies that cater for functional and non-functional requirements
  • Working with business analysts and developers to review technical project documentation
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring that applications fulfil the business requirements
  • Defect tracking and management
  • Contributing to the project release process on quality and readiness of software
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of new testing practices, including the use of automated testing tools


Skills we want:

  • 3+ years’ commercial experience in a testing role
  • Exposure to all aspects of back-end testing (integration, system, regression, load and performance testing) using SOAPUI, Postman and jMeter
  • Experience with server-level testing and testing back-end services (APIs, Win services and SQL databases using open-source tools and in-house solutions)
  • Working knowledge of debugging and troubleshooting techniques
  • BSc Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Information Systems or similar
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Familiarity with Microsoft/Windows technologies (.NET, SQL Server and Azure)
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, natural curiosity and attention to detail

Skills to impress:

  • Test first mentality (TDD, BDD)
  • Any contributions to Open Source projects
  • Airline Industry, Reservation Systems, Travel Industry
  • Managing test environments
  • Experience/exposure to automated testing techniques
  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
  • Experience with the following or similar technologies: Jira, Specflow, Cypress, Visual Studio, Jmeter, SoapUI, BrowserStack, Litmus, Git, Octopus, TeamCity.


Work is a big part of life, so it has to be motivating and enjoyable. This job is about empowering you to do the work you do best and be part of a fantastic team. We also offer many perks including:

  • 25 days annual holiday (increasing with service)
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • 5% employer pension contribution and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Perkbox retail freebies and discounts
  • £1,600 IT budget
  • Fortnightly knowledge-sharing ‘DevEds’
  • Friday ‘wind downs’ and company social events
  • Flexible benefits (tech/mobile/holiday/bike schemes and season ticket loans)
  • Work from anywhere scheme

Wellbeing is very important to us and so we have a brilliant and holistic programme in place to support with everyone's home and work life. We’ve got lots of fantastic resources, practical guidance, and engaging sessions to help with mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. This includes regular and fun activities such as mindfulness and desk yoga as well as schemes to look after your health with eyecare vouchers and annual flu jabs.

Further information

Location: We are offering truly flexible working options so you can decide whether you want to work from home, from our central Brighton office or a bit of both (within the UK).

Hours: 37.5 per week, flexitime

Reports to: QA Manager

Application process:
1. 30 minute Teams call with our People Advisor3. 90 minute Teams or in-person technical assessment and discussion with our QA Manager and Senior QA Analyst

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Enhanced maternity leave – up to 26 weeks, full-pay
Enhanced paternity leave – up to 4 weeks, full-pay
Adoption leave – up to 26 weeks, full-pay
Shared parental leave – up to 26 weeks, full-pay
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Work from home allowance
Dog friendly office
Open to part time work for some roles
Health insurance
Compassionate leave
Cycle to work scheme
In office massages
Commuter loan
Life assurance
Salary sacrifice
Volunteer days
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Flexible Bank Holidays - exchange Bank Holidays and use them on any other working day.

We asked employees of 15below how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at 15below

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Brighton, Sydney

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom